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1 א

הָעוֹשֶׂה שְׁלֹשָׁה פִטְפּוּטִים בָּאָרֶץ וְחִבְּרָן בְּטִיט לִהְיוֹת שׁוֹפֵת עֲלֵיהֶן אֶת הַקְּדֵרָה, טְמֵאָה. קָבַע שְׁלֹשָׁה מַסְמְרִין בָּאָרֶץ לִהְיוֹת שׁוֹפֵת עֲלֵיהֶן הַקְּדֵרָה, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁעָשָׂה בְרֹאשׁוֹ מָקוֹם שֶׁתְּהֵא הַקְּדֵרָה יוֹשֶׁבֶת, טְהוֹרָה. הָעוֹשֶׂה שְׁתֵּי אֲבָנִים כִּירָה וְחִבְּרָם בְּטִיט, טְמֵאָה. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה מְטַהֵר, עַד שֶׁיַּעֲשֶׂה שְׁלִישִׁית, אוֹ עַד שֶׁיִּסְמֹךְ לַכֹּתֶל. אַחַת בְּטִיט וְאַחַת שֶׁלֹּא בְטִיט, טְהוֹרָה:

If he put three props into the ground and joined them [to the ground] with clay so that a pot could be set on them, [the structure] is susceptible to impurity. If he set three nails in the ground so that a pot could be set on them, even though a place was made on the top for the pot to rest, [the structure] is not susceptible to impurity. One who made a stove of two stones, joining them [to the ground] with clay: It is susceptible to impurity. Rabbi Judah says that it is not susceptible to impurity, unless a third stone is added or [the structure] is placed near a wall. If one stone was joined with clay and the other was not joined with clay, [the structure] is not susceptible to impurity.

2 ב

הָאֶבֶן שֶׁהָיָה שׁוֹפֵת עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הַתַּנּוּר, עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הַכִּירָה, עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הַכֻּפָּח, טְמֵאָה. עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הָאֶבֶן, עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הַסֶּלַע, עָלֶיהָ וְעַל הַכֹּתֶל, טְהוֹרָה. וְזוֹ הָיְתָה כִּירַת הַנְּזִירִים שֶׁבִּירוּשָׁלַיִם, שֶׁכְּנֶגֶד הַסָּלַע. כִּירַת הַטַּבָּחִים, בִּזְמַן שֶׁהוּא נוֹתֵן אֶבֶן בְּצַד אֶבֶן, נִטְמֵאת אַחַת מֵהֶן, לֹא נִטְמְאוּ כֻלָּן:

A stone on which he placed a pot, [on it] and on an oven, or on it and a double stove, or on it and on a stove, is susceptible to impurity. [If he set the pot] on it and on another stone, on it and on a rock, or on it and on a wall, it is not susceptible to impurity. And such was the stove of the Nazirites in Jerusalem which was set up against a rock. As regards the stove of the butchers, where the stones are placed side by side, if one of the stoves contracted impurity, the others do not become unclean.

3 ג

שָׁלֹשׁ אֲבָנִים שֶׁעֲשָׂאָן שְׁתֵּי כִירַיִם, נִטְמֵאת אַחַת מִן הַחִיצוֹנָה, הָאֶמְצָעִית הַמְשַׁמֶּשֶׁת אֶת הַטְּמֵאָה, טְמֵאָה. הַמְשַׁמֶּשֶׁת הַטְּהוֹרָה, טְהוֹרָה. נִטְּלָה הַטְּהוֹרָה, הֻחְלְטָה הָאֶמְצָעִית לְטֻמְאָה. נִטְּלָה הַטְּמֵאָה, הֻחְלְטָה הָאֶמְצָעִית לִטְהוֹרָה. נִטְמְאוּ שְׁתַּיִם הַחִיצוֹנוֹת, אִם הָיְתָה הָאֶמְצָעִית גְּדוֹלָה, נוֹתֵן לָזוֹ כְדֵי שְׁפִיתָה מִכָּאן וְלָזוֹ כְדֵי שְׁפִיתָה מִכָּאן, וְהַשְּׁאָר טָהוֹר. וְאִם הָיְתָה קְטַנָּה, הַכֹּל טָמֵא. נִטְּלָה הָאֶמְצָעִית, אִם יָכוֹל לִשְׁפֹּת עָלֶיהָ יוֹרָה גְדוֹלָה, טְמֵאָה. הֶחֱזִירָהּ, טְהוֹרָה. מֵרְחָהּ בְּטִיט, מְקַבֶּלֶת טֻמְאָה מִשֶּׁיַּסִּיקֶנָּה כְּדֵי לְבַשֵּׁל עָלֶיהָ אֶת הַבֵּיצָה:

If one made two stoves of three stones and one of the outer ones was defiled the half of the middle one that serves the unclean one is unclean but the half of it that serves the clean one remains clean. If the clean one was removed, the middle one is regarded as completely transferred to the unclean one. If the unclean one was removed, the middle one is regarded as completely transferred to the clean one. Should the two outer ones become defiled, if the middle stone was large, each outer stone is allowed such a part of it as suffices for the support of a pot and the remainder is clean. But if it was small all of it is unclean. Should the middle stone be removed, if a big kettle can be set on the two outer stones they are unclean. If the middle stone is returned they all become clean again. If it was plastered with clay it becomes susceptible to impurity when it is heated to a degree that suffices for the cooking of an egg.

4 ד

שְׁתֵּי אֲבָנִים שֶׁעֲשָׂאָם כִּירָה וְנִטְמְאוּ, סָמַךְ לָזוֹ אֶבֶן אַחַת מִכָּאן, וְלָזוֹ אֶבֶן אַחַת מִכָּאן, חֶצְיָהּ שֶׁל זוֹ טְמֵאָה וְחֶצְיָהּ טְהוֹרָה, וְחֶצְיָהּ שֶׁל זוֹ טְמֵאָה וְחֶצְיָהּ טְהוֹרָה. נִטְּלוּ טְהוֹרוֹת, חָזְרוּ אֵלּוּ לְטֻמְאָתָן:

If two stones were made into a stove and they became defiled, and a stone was set up near the outer side of the one and another stone near the outer side of the other, [the inner half] of each [inner stones] remains unclean while [the outer] half of each [of these stones] is clean. If the clean stones are removed the others revert to their impurity.